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Rainbow Loom Band Bracelets have become more and more popular over the last few months, especially in the younger crowd of crafters.  It’s a process that takes a little time and patience, but after practicing and perfecting your technique, …

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Music has been around for centuries.  For many of us it is an outlet.   It can make us happy, make us sad, make us mad, or make us cry.  Music is a form of expression and what better way to …

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I love the bright neon lights of the city, but I am yet to adorn anything Neon. The closest I have come is bright yellow. I really love how this Neon cord is toned down with the rustic wood beads. …

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Kate Cusack Jewelry   A few years ago I noticed jewelry and bows being made from your average zippers used in clothing.  The idea fascinated me.  Today’s inspiration features beautifully creative jewelry made from zippers, by artist Kate Cusack.   Click here to read …

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Neiman Marcus Necklace  This Tuesday’s inspiration is this beautiful Nest Blue Jasper Necklace by Neiman Marcus.  The Blue Jasper color is no longer available, but this style comes in green, orange, and dark blue, priced at $375.00  the beads are real …

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1920's jewelry  Today’s inspiration comes from this kitschy 1920′s-1930′s fruit necklace, bracelet and earring parure.  The set is made from Celluloid Bakelite Paper Mache.   This collectors set is listed on eBay and priced for $299.99  Wowie!  Click here to see more photographs …

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Vintage Rhinestones

 

The colors in this pair of earrings is beautiful.  The earrings are made from vintage rhinestones. In this tutorial you will get a glimpse of the history, as well as how to make the earrings.  This tutorial is accompanied by photographs …

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1920's Jewelry

 

This weeks Thursday Throwback photo features a beautiful vintage 1920′s necklace with detailed filigree settings, and stunning aqua green glass cabochons.   Listed at $65.00 in Mathilda’s Attic on Etsy. This necklace would look great with a classic black …

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Bauble Bar

Looking for inspiration for your next DIY jewelry making project?  You have come to the right place.  Every Tuesday I will post a photo of a jewelry piece to help inspire you to create a similar piece or something totally different.…

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1950's Jewelry

Throwback Thursday is a popular trend on social network sites Facebook and Instagram.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with the trend, every Thursday people who choose to participate, upload old photographs of family, friends, pets, themselves, whatever they choose.  …

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Nelson Mandela  This beautiful necklace is one of many faux turquoise necklaces created by Susan Delaney in honor of the life and work of Nelson Mandela,  the former President of South Africa.  He was President of the country from 1994-1999.  His life and work continues to …

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Fancy Mustache Necklaces  Mustache themed jewelry, accessories and clothing  entered the fashion scene last year, becoming popular among teens and young adults.  On her blog “The Journey of a Super Mom,” Jolene Lew shows us her idea of turning ordinary mustache necklaces …

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Thank you, Michaels, for the opportunity to participate in the Dream Tree Challenge! It was a fun-filled whirlwind week planning, dreaming, shopping and creating my dream tree. See all the Dream Tree Challenge entries on Michaels Facebook page or Pinterest!…

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As I’ve been working on my entry for Michaels Dream Tree Challenge, I realized many of my most cherished ornaments are ones that have been handmade and given to me as gifts or personalized ornaments that I’ve made myself. Here’s …

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Ready-made ornaments ready to hang on the tree.I’ve been busy this week working on my Dream Tree entry for the Michaels Stores challenge. Jewel-tones and treasures are my design inspirations.

Ready-made ornaments waiting ot be hung on the tree. I added a few strands of colored lights to the pre-lit tree and then set to work …

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